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Footprints: Ivy Maud Dunn - The quintessential woman of God

Published:Monday | August 24, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Ivy Dunn

As with all new beginnings, no one can aptly describe the outcome.

On December 14, 1916, a beautiful baby girl entered the world. The name Ivy Maud Dunn was given to her by her parents. Who would have known that this beautiful little girl would turn out to be the quintessential woman whose love and compassion impacted the lives of everyone with whom she came in contact.

To many, she was a mother (though she didn't have any of her own), sister, confidante, philanthropist, prayer warrior, and woman of God. She was a spiritual leader to those around her, and her nurturing love is an indispensable part of God's divine plan for them, as well as for her.

Affectionately called 'Sis Dunn' by both her church family and members of the community, she could always be depended on for solid and wise counsel. She was also considered a pioneer in the New Testament Church of God denomination, as she was instrumental in acquiring lands for the construction of the Clifton New Testament Church of God, Mountain View New Testament Church of God, Sterling Castle New Testament Church of God, and the Mount Salus New Testament Church of God.

On August 8, 2015, at the age of 98, Ivy Maud Dunn went to be with the Lord, whom she loved and faithfully served for more than 70 years. Though she may no longer be with us, her memories continue to occupy a place in our hearts. She was an icon - a woman who stood out not only as a human being but as a Christian. She stood out as an instructor, conveying God's wisdom and knowledge to everyone she met. Over the years, she has set high standards and principles within the community and her local church, which will lift leaders that will improve the eternal advancement of all God's children.

Dunn has finished her course in life well. That's the legacy she has left for all of us.